Just a selection of graduate schemes in the public sector that you can apply for:
- Teach First A five week training course, then you will be placed in a school with a higher than average proportion of pupils on free school meals and in an area of deprivation doing your training on the job. You will work towards a fully funded PGDE, and have the option to top up to a master’s degree.
- Police Now A two year leadership programme that trains graduates with a minimum/predicted 2:1 to become neighbourhood police officers. You would start training in summer 2018, and then have the option of joining the Fast Track programme to become an inspector.
- Civil Service Fast Stream Accelerated career path to a leadership role within the Civil Service. There’s a variety of roles available within four streams – eg finance, diplomacy, health, science and technology.
- London Fire Brigade Watch a film and take a quiz to find out if you’ve got what it takes.
- Local Government: National Graduate Development Programme A two year graduate management programme set up to provide local authorities with the high-calibre managers that communities need.
- Prison Officers Check out the Unlocked Graduates scheme – a two year leadership development programme aiming to grow society’s future leaders, as well as tackling the damage and cost or prisoner re-offending. Also investigate prison and probation jobs.
- Social Work Frontline that targets graduates with a minimum of 2:1 (not in social work). You will be given a bursary during your first year, at the end of which you will get a postgraduate diploma in social work which allows you to register with the Health and Care Professions Council. In your second year you will work as a qualified social worker in children’s services and study for a master’s. Think Ahead trains social workers to work in adult mental health services. It;s a paid fast-track scheme with the option in your second year to work and study towards a master’s degree.
- NHS Graduate Training Scheme You will need a minimum of a 2:2. There are several routes: finance management, general management, health analysis, health informatics, human resources and policy and strategy.